Building Envelope Science Technologist

WorkplaceToronto, Alberta, Canada
Department Vice-President Facilities & Operations - Trades & Infrastructure Maintenance

Salary range $68914.07 - $95379.39

Hours per week 40

Grade 10

Posted date November 7, 2023

Closing date Will remain open until filled.

Position Type Full Time - Operating Funded


This position is a part of the Non-Academic Staff Association (NASA).

This position offers a comprehensive benefits package which can be viewed at: Faculty & Staff Benefits .

Location - University of Alberta Campuses. This role is in-person.

Working for the University of Alberta

The University of Alberta acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, and respects the histories, languages and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant community.

The University of Alberta is teeming with change makers, community builders, and world shapers who lead with purpose each and every day. We are home to more than 40,000 students in 200+ undergraduate and 500+ graduate programs, over 13,000 faculty and staff, 260,000 alumni worldwide and have been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for over a decade.

Your work will have a meaningful influence on a fascinating cross section of people--from our students and stakeholders, to our renowned researchers and innovators who are quite literally curing diseases, making discoveries and generating solutions that make the world healthier, safer, stronger, and more just.

Working for the Department/Faculty

Facilities and Operations is a diverse envelope of services that is responsible for managing the buildings across our five campuses. Facilities & Operations manages capital construction and renovations, providing utilities and energy management to delivering student and campus services. Facilities & Operations works behind the scenes to make the university one of the top places in the world to study, live and work in.

This position is a part of the Trades Infrastructure and Maintenance (TIM), which is located within the Assets Management and Operations unit. TIM is responsible for the safe and efficient delivery of maintenance services that support the building infrastructure system operations through the use of trades workers, general maintenance workers and leaders.


The Building Envelope Science Technologist will have a vast knowledge on components of building envelope systems including but not limited to roofing, curtain wall systems, insulation, material interaction and compatibility, waterproofing, transfer of heat and moisture through building envelope, and windows.

The Building Envelope Science Technologist will have to investigate all sorts of architectural components at the University of Alberta to determine building envelope life span remaining or potential causes of failure. As the building envelope science technologist, the successful candidate will be responsible for developing reports on findings, review upcoming projects that are in planning for the future of the university.


  • Duties for this position include development and management of building envelope component inventories.
  • Providing technical expertise and guidance as the lead in hiring engineering consultants and building envelope contractors on renewal projects and maintenance projects.
  • Recommend repair and restoration options for preventative, corrective, reactive, and emergency maintenance on building envelope components.
  • Act as the university representative in owner related activities such as the development of project requirements, and assessing methods of construction repair and renewal.


  • Bachelor’s degree in building science, engineering, or architecture; or equivalent training is required.
  • May hold E.I.T., AScT, or C.E.T. designation.
  • Be able to read technical building envelope drawings.
  • Project management experience is required.
  • Construction experience is also required.

At the University of Alberta, we are committed to creating an inclusive and accessible hiring process for all candidates. If you require accommodations to participate in the interview process, please let us know at the time of booking your interview and we will make every effort to accommodate your needs.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.
In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 2895352.